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What does your 1 year old eat?

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LittleSausageFingers Sat 28-Jan-17 21:51:28

DD, almost 1, is breastfed. Started on solids at 6 months, although she was (is) totally spoon-phobic, so we did BLW. She didn't eat a thing until about 8 months, but now she's pretty good and eats fairly well.

I'm just short of ideas of what to give her! I don't think she's developmentally ready to feed herself with a spoon, and pre-loaded spoons have ended up flung across the room and have ruined my carpet, so I need to give her things that she can feed herself. She doesn't seem to want to touch 'saucy' things. I've read a few baby cook books (Ella's Kitchen etc) but I don't really have the time, money or inclination to make things that involve trips to several organic wholefood shops, which all these recipes seem to. She eats loads of fruit and veg, and doesn't yet know that cake or chocolate is a thing. I generally give her what I'm having, except for tea as DH gets home late so we don't eat until she's in bed. She's not having egg as she got a bit of a rash after her first try (although egg cooked into things seems fine).

Her diet consists generally of:

Breakfast: crumpet or toast or bagel with cream cheese, fruit

Lunch: sandwich, eg chicken and avocado, fish finger, cheese, tuna; a savoury muffin, eg carrot and courgette; fruit

Tea: a bit of chicken or fish or some kidney/lima beans; veg, roasted or boiled; pasta; fruit

Snacks: fruit or organix crisps/oaty bars

I feel like all I give her is bloody fish fingers sometimes (she loves them), while my friend's babies eat Moroccan spiced lamb and salmon risotto confused I have made her savoury muffins, spinach and broccoli bites and other easy bits like that, which she likes, but am by no means a great baker. Due to finances and time we meal plan quite strictly, can't afford to make extravagant things she will chuck onto the floor, but any ideas for quick, healthy(ish), inexpensive means would be much appreciated!

ClusterFuckTadpole Sat 28-Jan-17 22:08:23

Ds loves carby protein filled meals.
He has porridge for breakfast, with fruit. Lunch is usually a sandwich, and dinner is something cooked, fish pie yesterday and shepherds pie today. I hide a lot of veg in meals as he doesn't like it on its own and make a lot so I can freeze portions.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 29-Jan-17 20:52:44

Evening folks. We're going to move this to Weaning shortly at the OPs request.

snoopyokay Mon 06-Feb-17 12:25:03

I'm in the same boat, feel like I'm constantly feeding her Avobloodycado and fishfingers, I work Full Time so don't have much time to get around to cooking for her when I get home as it's too late.

Tootsiepops Mon 06-Feb-17 12:32:11

My 14 month old loves baked beans. And spaghetti hoops.

Camomila Mon 06-Feb-17 15:58:29

Could you save her a bit of yesterday's tea in the fridge and give it to her the next day?

DS generally eats what we're having but with his hands, he'll only tolerate a loaded spoon for formage frais. Soup I give him toast fingers to dunk and rice I've just given up on because it's too tricky to eat with fingers. I'm pretty chilled about the mess though because I have laminate flooring, if I had carpet I'd probably fret more.

In the fresh fish bit of my local supermarket they do 'chunky fish fingers' I've given them to DS before and they taste/look better/less processed than the frozen ones. I give him one then freeze the rest of the pack.

coragreta Mon 06-Feb-17 19:41:00

My 13 month will eat this this week. (I plan all the meals when I go shopping) all with added veg. Does not love a spoon either. So all fingerfood.

Home made pizza
Pasta bake
Chicken skewers
Stir fry ( noodles)
Sausage and mash (mash gets left mostly)
Roast dinner.

LittleSausageFingers Mon 06-Feb-17 21:50:38

Thanks all for the ideas. We do sometimes save bits from our tea for her the next day camomila. She's just a bit of a nightmare in that she's quite unwilling to try new things and most "different" things I give her get immediately lobbed onto the floor sad she won't eat at nursery either! But I'll plough on... I like the idea of home made pizza corargeta.

I'm just waiting for the day when it will all click and she'll be more interested in food. I honestly think she wouldn't mind just living off milk confused

dontstopmovin Wed 08-Feb-17 09:42:37

I have a similar but different issue to you OP, DS is 15 months (13 corrected, was born premature), he's great with being spoon fed but not so good with finger food, so like you I'm trying to find more finger food I can try him with. So far houmous on bread has been a hit and lots of cheese but any bits of fruit or veg just get thrown on the floor straight away! I like your idea of fish fingers, I'll give them ago! Any more ideas welcome!

Eyebrows2016 Fri 10-Feb-17 21:00:52

Nearly 1 year old currently very into weetabix (not too soggy so he can pick it up), spaghetti bolognese and macaroni cheese.

purpleporpoise Fri 10-Feb-17 21:07:23

I buy small individual pizzas in Aldi for about 50p. DS has one every couple of weeks.
He won't eat anything I cook for him, other than chicken dippers, heck sausages, fishfingers.
I always do some veggies, even if it's just peas or sweetcorn. He likes cucumber and carrot raw or cooked.
Toast always goes down well. Bagel thins or sandwich thins with dairylea, philli, ham, cheese also work.

I'm going to try porridge fingers as a breakfast alternative.
He will only eat crumpets with a scrape of jam ( half a tsp) so I don't do them often

pestov Fri 10-Feb-17 21:30:09

When did you try egg? Might be worth giving it another (controlled) go now she's one. Also, anything goes with BLW - current favourites include all sorts of hard cheese for snacks, noodles, Thai style sticky rice, sausages, fish pie (followed by a bath!) and most things done in the slow cooker. Variety is the key!

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